Monday, November 28, 2011

Practicing Gratitude... 11.28.11

- Creative Mama




- Cooking in Mama's kitchen, with people who can really cook


- Uncle Alan's turkey


- Bran and Hud's "man cave" in the suburban


- That the piano never sat silent



- Our Christmas gift from Benjamins


 

- These awesome yellow things... transformed ice skating with little ones


- Bran getting to help Uncle Alan with this thing - a just-minutes-ago decapitated elk
- Lots of little mouths to feed
 

- Powerful prayers from a friend

- Painted teapots, needle felting, picture collages, mancala, boys camping in a blizzard


- Corrina! What a gem. Photos from Uganda, India, slum children, goodness...

- Hunting for pine cones - and bringing home three bags of bounty

- That my eldest becomes a BOY in the mountains
 

- Foster's influence evident with Hudson asking for a Thermarest for Christmas


- A super thoughtful birthday gift
 
 

- One night of sleeping in the loft with both our girls, sweet.

- Essie and Rowan BFFs - a new (fantastic) development

- Nickmo saving the day, at home watching Cross & Ruby (no small task)

- Corbin meeting little Pate for the first time
 

- Corbin driving eleven hours

- Taking the time on road trips (with my husband driving) to organize pictures on my laptop

- Alan and Vicky's easy, generous hospitality, and how much the Wilson kids love being with the Keister crew


- The boys' admission of their favorite holiday tradition - spending time with relatives - something I don't have to "do!"
Missing four from Seattle...
- A week's break from thinking about our home and all the goings-on there
 

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles...   1 Chronicles 16:11-12